Here are the World Solar Challenge GPS positions as at 17:00 Tuesday October 20 (Darwin time) – the finish of Day 3 of the race.
Calculated road distances below are approximate, based on interpolation between the known road distances to control stops. The second road distance shown (in grey) is adjusted to compensate for GPS delays. The top fifteen Challenger teams are Twente (21), Nuon (3), Michigan (2), Tokai (10), Punch (8), Stanford (16), Kecskemét (23), Arrow (30), EAFIT (5), WSU (13), UKZN (14), Blue Sky (77), Goko High Scool (25), Jönköping Uni (46), and Nagoya (47) in that order. Nuon is camping just shy of Coober Pedy, with Twente still a whisker ahead of them.
In the Cruiser class, Kogakuin (88) came into Alice at 11:17, Eindhoven (40) at 12:01, and Bochum (11) at 16:00. Minnesota (35) and Sunswift (75) had to make it to Alice by 17:00 but, sadly, they did not. See the tracker page, timing board, and social media for continued updates.
|21||Twente (Red One, Challenger)||Approx 2153 km from Darwin||92 km/h||(Adjusted 2164 km from Darwin)|
|3||Nuon (Nuna8, Challenger)||2 km behind Twente||92 km/h||(2 km behind Twente)|
|2||Michigan (Aurum, Challenger)||47 km behind Twente||90 km/h||(56 km behind Twente)|
|10||Tokai (Tokai Challenger, Challenger)||74 km behind Twente||89 km/h||(71 km behind Twente)|
|8||Punch (Punch One, Challenger)||87 km behind Twente||88 km/h||(92 km behind Twente)|
|16||Stanford (Arctan, Challenger)||196 km behind Twente||83 km/h||(204 km behind Twente)|
|23||Kecskemét (MegaLux, Challenger)||225 km behind Twente||82 km/h||(229 km behind Twente)|
|30||Arrow (Arrow1-GT, Challenger)||333 km behind Twente||78 km/h||(333 km behind Twente)|
|5||EAFIT (Primavera, Challenger)||388 km behind Twente||74 km/h||(389 km behind Twente)|
|13||Western Sydney (Unlimited, Challenger)||402 km behind Twente||73 km/h||(411 km behind Twente)|
|14||UKZN (Hulamin, Challenger)||482 km behind Twente||70 km/h||(483 km behind Twente)|
|17||NWU (Sirius X25, Challenger)||485 km behind Twente||70 km/h||(Trailered)|
|77||Blue Sky (Horizon, Challenger)||488 km behind Twente||69 km/h||(499 km behind Twente)|
|25||Goko (Musoushin, Challenger)||577 km behind Twente||66 km/h||(586 km behind Twente)|
|46||JU (Solbritt, Challenger)||578 km behind Twente||66 km/h||(589 km behind Twente)|
|47||Nagoya (Horizon Z, Challenger)||611 km behind Twente||65 km/h||(615 km behind Twente)|
|40||Eindhoven (Stella Lux, Cruiser)||653 km behind Twente||75 km/h||(665 km behind Twente)|
|43||Ardingly (Ardingly Solar Car, Cruiser)||653 km behind Twente||64 km/h||(Trailered)|
|18||EcoPhoton (Stingray, Challenger)||654 km behind Twente||62 km/h||(Trailered)|
|88||Kogakuin (OWL, Cruiser)||656 km behind Twente||79 km/h||(668 km behind Twente)|
|45||Lodz (Eagle One, Cruiser)||657 km behind Twente||64 km/h||(Trailered)|
|11||Bochum (SunRiser, Cruiser)||657 km behind Twente||64 km/h||(668 km behind Twente)|
|33||HK IVE (Sophie V, Cruiser)||657 km behind Twente||61 km/h||(Trailered)|
|51||Kanazawa (Golden Eagle 5.1, Challenger)||691 km behind Twente||60 km/h||(697 km behind Twente)|
|9||Adelaide (Lumen, Challenger)||718 km behind Twente||59 km/h||(721 km behind Twente)|
|75||Sunswift (eVe, Cruiser)||721 km behind Twente||58 km/h||(732 km behind Twente)|
|32||Principia (Ra 9, Challenger)||732 km behind Twente||58 km/h||(737 km behind Twente)|
|35||Minnesota (Eos, Cruiser)||736 km behind Twente||58 km/h||(747 km behind Twente)|
|12||Cambridge (Evolution, Challenger)||754 km behind Twente||57 km/h||(Trailered)|
|36||Anadolu (Sunatolia 2, Challenger)||797 km behind Twente||56 km/h||(799 km behind Twente)|
|28||Singapore (SunSPEC4, Cruiser)||819 km behind Twente||55 km/h||(Trailered)|
|34||Liberty (Solis Bellator, Adventure)||852 km behind Twente||53 km/h||(Trailered)|
|82||KUST (Baek-Ho, Challenger)||873 km behind Twente||52 km/h||(884 km behind Twente)|
|38||Tehran (Persian Gazelle III, Cruiser)||883 km behind Twente||52 km/h||(Trailered)|
|15||Solaris (DesTech Solaris, Challenger)||910 km behind Twente||51 km/h||(Trailered)|
|26||Durham (DUSC2015, Challenger)||942 km behind Twente||49 km/h||(Trailered)|
|31||ITS (Widya Wahana V, Cruiser)||980 km behind Twente||47 km/h||(Trailered)|
|20||Houston (Sundancer, Adventure)||999 km behind Twente||46 km/h||(1011 km behind Twente)|
|7||MIT (Arcturus, Challenger)||1023 km behind Twente||45 km/h||(1032 km behind Twente)|
|80||Beijing (Sunshuttle II, Challenger)||1051 km behind Twente||44 km/h||(1056 km behind Twente)|
Weather will be part of the game on day 4.
At this moment rain east of the track.
Forcast: possible showers in the morning
So driving speeds will possible be lower. Will they (challengers) make it as far as Redhill like Nuon last time?
Red Hill appropriate name for The Red One 😉
Cruiser class will have to deal with clouds tomorrow, but for now they are almost al looking at the Henley on Todd Regatta track …….
Weather will be huge. That means an edge to teams with weathermen, or to Michigan with their snazzy weather tech.
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